The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has debunked a trending video showing some individuals in the agency’s jackets operating in a minibus.
According to a statement released by NDLEA’s Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, on Saturday, the individuals in the video are not operatives of the agency.
Babafemi added that the actual trending video is a skit and the skit maker has been identified to be one Mathew C Eze.
He further advised skitmakers and social media content creators to show decorum in how they misuse the personal effects of the agency.
The statement titled ‘Trending video of NDLEA officers in a minibus is a skit, not real’ read, “NDLEA, wishes to disclaim a trending video of some persons wearing red jackets similar to the ones used by officers and men of the Agency for operational purposes, operating in a minibus.
“The Agency has so far established, following series of public enquiries, that the video with screenshot pictures attached to this statement is a skit and not a video of officers of the Agency on duty. The skit maker has also been confirmed to be one Mathew C Eze who lives in the Lekki area of Lagos.
“The confusion this video has created in the minds of members of the public underscores the need for some social media content producers to show restraint, responsibility and decorum in how they misuse paraphernalia of law enforcement officers to avoid misconceptions and insinuations.
“The Agency will however continue to monitor the activities of this particular skit maker with a view to establishing his motive as the latest is his second in the misuse of NDLEAs official jackets.”